Trummer's on Main
Trummer's on Main

Trummer's on Main

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trummersonmain.com/
  • Phone: 7032661623x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:Sunday: 11am - 2pm - Serving a $32 Prix Fixe Menu
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5pm-8pm - Serving a $38 Prix Fixe Menu
    Lunch: Saturdays Only: 12:00pm - 2:30pm - Served in the bar/lounge

    Bar opens at 4:30pm Tuesday - Friday, 12pm Saturday and 11am Sunday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Austin Fausett
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: We offer monthly wine tastings, wine dinners, cocktail tastings and a variety of other specials. Sign up for our mailing list at www.trummersonmain.com to be in the loop on upcoming happenings!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clifton Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The largest parking lot in all of Historic Clifton, there is always ample parking for our diners.
A word from Trummer's on Main
Trummer's on Main is where New York City meets Historical Charm. Owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer bring their extensive restaurant experience and passion to small town Clifton to offer a unique dining experience. Our chef, Austin Fausett, helms from The Inn at Little Washington and offers a variety of dining options including bar snacks and casual food in the bar, a la carte dining in the dining room or the Chef's Grand Tasting Menu.

Trummer’s On Main is engulfed in history that dates back to the 1800’s and brings an edge to the historical area. Each floor has something special to offer for the eyes as well as the palate. Come see for yourself why we are regularly listed in the Washington Post Dining Guides, Washingtonian Top 100 Restaurants and Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Restaurants!
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Trummer's on Main reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (152)fit for foodies (123)romantic (107)neighborhood gem (94)notable wine list (77)great for brunch (41)good for groups (40)great for outdoor dining (26)scenic view (22)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)Show More
  • What a find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This restaurant is not to be missed. Originally we were there for a group event. We went back a second time to celebrate an occasion, both times, were fabulous. The staff members made sure we had a great experience. The food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week!
    TangowoodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As if we needed another excuse to enjoy Trummer's, along comes Restaurant Week -- extended until the end of August, so do go while there are still a few days left. As always, superb food -- staring with the gazpacho and maybe the best ceviche I've ever had, then the flounder and the rockfish for our main courses, ending with the chocolate and the peach desserts. Also as always, quietly professional yet warm and friendly service. No wonder it's so highly rated!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Totally enjoyed the experience from reservation to payment... the best part was the eating - great food selection and able to accommodate food allergies / sensitivity for the tasting menu. Outstanding service and selection. The meal options were great and the food was fantastic (you must have the rockfish, as well as the chocolate cake). And the popcorn ice-cream is a must-try! Extensive wine list suitable to all tastes; also have a great beer, lager selection (complete with micro-brews). Located in Historic Clifton which lends to the ambience. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Time/meal
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I really enjoy going to this restaurant. Food and especially the service are always great. The owner greeted us personally as well as the rest of the staff. The people here are very friendly and good at what they do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mmmmm
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dine at Trummer's about once a year when we are in town. This year the experience definitely topped last year's. The new chef hit the mark and the "Pain and Pleasure" cocktail was outstanding. Our server was also fantastic. We were there during restaurant week and chose the 3 course offering. Our server gave us an additional complementary scallop course ( not one we had chosen) and it was a delicious surprise. We are looking forward to our visit there next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Restaurant week special menu was just amazing all paired with the perfect wine. Nothing more to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    Nichole
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food, presentation, and service are consistently amazing. The combination of tastings always keeps us interested and excited. We love eating at Trummer's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great dinner and experience
    Lovebug2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As far as the service goes: Our waiter was friendly and personable. There was a mix up with an order and the sommelier arrived promptly and made it better. She, the waiter and manager regularly checked in on us through the evening. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Although the servings appeared to be limited they were not! We had sufficient food for dinner and to share with each other. As a side note: we had gone, unknowingly, during restaurant week. The special menu certainly was adequate to choose a 3 or 4 course dinner with or without wine pairing. Aside from that, we had a preference for something not in the menu and they still accommodated us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We really enjoyed Trummers on Main. I would never think there would such a fine dining restaurant so far out in the country. The food was amazing and the presentation top notch Service was great too! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer at Trummer's
    JustUs2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fanfastic spot for a local date night! We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the meal. Surprise it was actually restaurant week and we were able to partake in two choice entrees and share in two fabulous drink choices. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite dining but expensive
    Retired
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was for my daughter's birthday, and we had a wonderful dinner for a special occasion. The rockfish was just superb. We tried several of their cocktails, and they were all very good, as was the service. Driving out in the country far more relaxing than getting around in the city. However, the prices keep us from going to Trummer's very often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good meal
    sagc
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Despite he fact that the restaurant was very busy, the service was excellent. We were in and out in an hour and 15 minutes without feeling the least bit rushed. We weren't looking for a long leisurely meal so this was perfect. If we had been I think we could have stayed longer without a problem. The meal was very good. My husband asked to substitute a side dish for another and they couldn't do it. Understandable since they were really busy. I ate his side dish (something he just doesn't like) and it was excellent. I tried to trade him my pasta for it but that was al dente to the point of being difficult to chew. He said his fish was wonderful my sausage (with the underdone pasta) was very good. The gazpacho was excellent except for sprouts.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Katherine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a great time here! The food and service were amazing and the restaurant had a very nice ambiance. The staff was very attentive and constantly addressed our food allergies, which was great. We went for Restaurant Week but will definitely come again to try the regular menu and/or brunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TOP NOTCH
    leeroyboy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our first time at Trummer's was during restaurant week. We had heard some very good things about the place, and they did not disappoint. The honey brined chicken was the most tender and flavorful we have ever had - hands down the best! The rockfish was impeccably fresh and delicious. Appetizers (golden tilefish ceviche and yellow tomato gazpacho) were unique and amazing. The Rappahannock oysters were fresh and briny - perfect. Service was excellent - attentive and responsive, not rushed or overbearing. Couldn't have been a better night - we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife went to Trummer's to celebrate our 2nd wedding aniversary because our wedding reception was held at Trummers. The only bright spot of the evening was that our reservation was for 7pm and we were seated promptly. From the time we sat down until we actually placed our food order took 30 minutes. It took us a good 20 minutes to get a drink. Service was truly awful. We weren't made aware that it was restaurant week and I guess shame on us for not checking. We ordered the 3 course menu and it took a solid 45 minutes for us to get our main course after being served the 1st course. I believe the waiter (Kevin) was upset that we didn't order a bottle of wine. I don't drink, but my wife ordered a glass of wine.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alwaysgood
    alwaysgood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is outstanding and so is the service. Restaurant week is a great way to enjoy your first visit, but you will go back. bar food is inexpensive and sooooooo gooooooood
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit dissapointing
    Ynotjuseatnbhappy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Came here for dinner with my girlfriends, but not expecting much since it was for "Restaurant weeK" and most of these higher end restaurant only offer a snippet of their regular menu or create an entirely different menu all together to offer those who normally would not dine there a chance or rather taste of what their $35 affords them. Overall the food was so-so, with it's rendering of compact array of forcefully designed decorative plates of edibles. We had an 8 o'clock reservation and expected at tops a two hour dining experience. However, turned into 3. Service was slow and dragged on, with multiple attempts on our end to actually just get a waiter to take our orders. Perhaps, they need to train their wait staff to be more attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening
    yumfoodyum
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We chose to dine off the restaurant week (month) menu, which had a variety of choices, as well as alternate options for an enhanced experience. Everything was delicious. Service was good, despite the area being crowded.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was good, but it took way too long for the food to come out. It took about 30 min for the appetizers to come out, then another hour before we saw the entree. It is unacceptable for a restaurant in this price range to be this way.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great flavors
    RTCcycleVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went for restaurant week, but changed our minds for the 4 course tasting with wine pairing. Excellent experience and well thought out pairings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We ate outside on the patio, had some train, airplane and car noise but it was not enough to be an issue. In the great room, it was rather noisy. The Titanic drink was superb and so was the cerviche and yellow tomato gazpacho. The rockfish could have uses a bit more flavor but was an excellent piece of fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family at trummer's on main
    VAMinners
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    this is recurring dinner out for us. always close to perfect. great food, great wine, great service, great locale. did i say great wine...:-) we always make this a stop during annual restaurant week, with recurring visits in between...always the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner
    nice2go
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Outstanding service as always and the Restaurant Week menu was interesting as well as delicious. The yellow gazpacho was fantastic. A martini that was not to our liking was whisked away, taken off the bill and a perfect replacement appeared. Absolutely the way to make friends and return customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anne
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Kids gave us gift cert for our 40th anniversary - it was wonderful with fabulous food, service, wine and ambience. So memorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    MoreSaltPlease
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Trummer's has restored my faith in Restaurant Week. They gave us their best- best food, best service, best drinks. Even if the food wasn't amazing (which it was!), their attentive and gracious staff still would have made for a fantastic night out. The chef's RW offering made us very eager to further explore his full menu, and soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic restaurant week menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food and service were superb. It was my first visit. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DancingTasteBuds
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been going to Trummers on a regular basis - but quite disappointed for restaurant week. Food was so-so, not extraordinary as it has been in the past. I guess I will avoid them for restaurant week.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Full of Character
    HoneyBear
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    OMG! what a sweet restaurant. Crazy but I have passed this restaurant many times while cycling through the quaint little town of Clifton Va. and always thought it was a bed & breakfast. Upon entering this gem, I immediately was wowed! Very stylish 1st floor bar area. Dim lights w/ illuminated bar and great background music allowing conversation without shouting. Upper level dinning room is very sweet with light paint, high ceilings, plenty of windows that multiple views of decks, rock garden w/ water fall. Service was 5 star excellent and changed silverware after every course. My 3 courses had me wanting to try everything on the menu. I believe that the Chef is an expert. I was greeted by the Manager and invited back. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Time
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I, my wife, and daughter went to Trummer's for my birthday. It was my daughter's treat. WE all agreed that this experience was fabulous. WE have never had a bad experience at Trummer's. The dessert (lemon meringue pie) was outstanding; we all had it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trummer's not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I made reservations for this place week in advance. So we get there and we still have to wait for a table. The Hostesses were rude and not very accomodating. Food was not good. THE ONE saving grace for this place was the waiters that served us were nice and very accommodating. I told a friend i would tell him about this place and YES, I did . . . "don't go there and definitely don't take you parents to this place."
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    Cannonm
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Dined at Trummer's on the Main on Wednesday 6 August. Everything was very well done (service, food, plating, wine list and dessert). I expected the high prices of course. I do think that they should be slightly more price sensitive. Our bill was $187 for two (appetizers, entrée and dessert) with gratuity. My wife is a non-drinker and I had two glasses of wine (house Merlot). Again; an excellent night out, but slightly pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Since they knew it was our Anniversary they gave us a special table that was elevated and tucked away from the main dinning area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable
    TipOfTheTongueVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was there with my partner for a 50th Birthday Celebration. We did not want to make the trek into DC but still wanted a memorable experience. Our dinner was great as usual. The only downside was my dessert. I ordered the Frozen Raspberry Curd. It was very sweet and had tasted like a ladies make up case smells. We wanted a wine by the glass while we studied the menu before we ordered. We mentioned we would leave the bottle selection up to them with dinner. Once we placed our order the appetizer arrived quickly and we never got a chance to order a nice bottle of wine. We just contined with another of the by the glass choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another enjoyable evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    At Trummer's you will find quite a selection of excellent menu items you won't find at other restaurants. I especially enjoyed the grape gazpacho and stuffed squash blossoms. My husband had the porchetta, kale Caesar salad, and oyster appetizer. I finished my meal with the sorbet medley with fresh fruit (not on the menu). The beignets are heavenly. There are six beignets served, so an order can easily be shared.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food - service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We knew going in that it would be an expensive night out and were happy to pay given great food AND great service. The food was excellent, drinks were excellent, however I didn't care for the pretentiousness of the wait staff nor the sommelier. We arrived and it took a full 10 minutes before anyone even offered us water much less took a drink order. The surroundings are lovely however the room we were in was loud which made visiting with our guests difficult. So overall, not a bad experience, but not a great one that would merit the over $700 we spend amongst six people.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tremendous
    BigLancey
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Was looking for someplace we had not yet dined for a small family celebration, and was pleasantly surprised about Trummer's. Everything was top notch...top to bottom service, food quality, flexibility from staff to accommodate requests. Everyone had a high level of professionalism without being snooty, and all were energetic and passionate. Some patrons might think the restaurant is too loud, but the high ceilings and openness contribute to a great vibe. While everything we ordered was excellent, highlights include the rubbed marrow bones, the porchetta, the fava bean succotash and the shrimp and grits side. This is not a steak and potatoes place; go to enjoy something new, you will experience something special.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trummers on Main
    sharon
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent restaurant! Was looking for a quiet place to take a friend out to dinner and decided to thumb through some older restaurant reviews from the WP and came across a review of Trummers so off we headed. The drive out was beautiful and we were pleasantly surprised by the Clifton area as neither of us had been there. We loved the big sunny main dining room and settled on the tasting menu for dinner. Each dish was a treat . . . beautifully presented with wonderful flavors that played off each other perfectly. The staff was wonderful without being helicopters. Definitely going to revisit this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blown2away
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have dined at Trummers on numerous occasions but the last dinner there was a bit of a disappointment. The food was not as good as it normally is---perhaps the Chef changed? Service was not that great either like it normally is. I would say that the food has gone down in taste and quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    seanandbridget
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Tried out Trummer's on Main for the first time after meaning to get there for a long time. Glad we finally made it. The fixed price Sunday dinner at $38 was good value for the price and the bucket list wine a great value. Adding in a cocktail and coffee pushed the total up but in line with what I would expect. Service was attentive and the room was nice and quiet, making it a great romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Wonderful
    MikeC
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Took my boyfriend there on our first real "romantic date" and it was perfect. From the ambiance, to the waiter, to the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet